Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 74. The proverb today is a leopard cannot change his spots. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. This proverb basically means that one will stay true to one's nature and cannot change it. Well you know sometimes we don't like to think this way. Sometimes we like to think that you know everybody could possibly change. But in some cases maybe it's not true maybe maybe there are some people that will never seem to be able to change. This is the sort of situation that we might use this proverb in. So let's continue with the note here. The origin of this phrase actually comes from the Bible. Jeremiah 13:23 and here's the quote from that. 'Can the Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard his spots ?' So can you change the color of your skin ? Usually you cannot. Well I mean you try to get a suntan, but usually you cannot really truly change the color of your skin , and the leopard cannot usually get rid of his spots. And unless it's a cartoon or something like that , then may Ye also do good that are accustomed to do evil ?' So if you're a person that usually is kind of an evildoer or somebody who often does evil, do you think somebody can change and become good ? I don't know, there are cases where somebody could have a life-changing experience and maybe that could be an exception to this rule. But this proverb is used in this way that usually people who have a tendency to do evil probably are not likely to change to good and vice versa. So let's, let's take a look at some examples here. Example number one . Don't be fooled it's not likely he has changed his ways. Remember a leopard cannot change his spots. Meaning well that's his nature. That's the way he always is. It's not likely he is a changed man. That's the way we would say it. All right. And number two here. If you start dating Jack good luck. Once a womanizer, always a womanizer. Remember we kind of mentioned womanizer in several other videos. That's the guy that tends to jump from one woman to another woman to another woman. You know once he's conquered , once he's had maybe sexual relations with one woman, He gets bored quickly. He jumps to another woman. So that's what we mean by a womanizer. A leopard cannot change his spots. So if this guy already had a reputation of being a womanizer, maybe another woman or another person is kind of warning him, well you dating him. Well good luck. you know once a womanizer always a womanizer. Meaning that you know he's not likely to change So a leopard cannot change his spots. It means that's his nature. You know well good luck with that relationship. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it I hope it's clear. I hope it's informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.